Lawyer trades state house for courthouse

Lawyer trades state house for courthouse

DeKalb County State Court Judge Mike Jacobs said it was a successful 2015 state legislative session that led to his decision to become a judge. “I don’t think I could have topped the 2015 legislative session in terms of what we accomplished,” Jacobs said. “It would have been a tough act to follow and certainly […]

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Committee mulling how to use proposed tax revenue

Committee mulling how to use proposed tax revenue

Meetings are under way on how to spend hundreds of millions of dollars from a tax county officials hope voters approve in December. The proposed tax is a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) that would be used to fund capital projects. County officials say the proposed 1 percent SPLOST would generate more than […]

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County breaks ground on new animal shelter

County breaks ground on new animal shelter

DeKalb County is taking animal care to a new level with the construction of a $8.6 million animal shelter in Chamblee. Animal rights advocates celebrated as DeKalb officials broke ground March 16 on the 33,440-square-foot facility. “It’s the culmination of about 10 years of efforts by grassroots organizations to get the shelter [built],” said Greg […]

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SWD track relay team leading nation

SWD track relay team leading nation

After winning a state title last season, members of the Southwest DeKalb High Schools boys’ track-and-field team had their eyes set on more than just repeating as state champions this year. They have their eyes set on winning a national title while breaking records along the way. Southwest DeKalb’s 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 meter relay […]

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Gilbert named Gatorade state boys basketball player of the year

Gilbert named Gatorade state boys basketball player of the year

Alterique Gilbert received another basketball honor March 17 when he was named one of the the Gatorade Georgia Boys Basketball Players of the Year. The Gatorade State Boys Basketball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 basketball season. Each winner must also demonstrate high academic achievement and […]

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Couple charged in rape, kidnapping case

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DeKalb County Police have arrested a North Carolina man and College Park woman in connection with two crimes involving kidnapping, armed robbery and a rape. Jaquan Lemon, 27, has been charged with one count of rape, two counts of armed robbery and two counts of kidnapping. His alleged accomplice, Tori Riascos, 21, was charged with […]

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OPINION: Promises, promises

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“I want to go further, though. I want us to have an absolute commitment to getting rid of lead wherever it is. Because it’s not only in water systems. It’s also in soil, and it’s in lead paint that is found mostly in older home. We will commit to a priority to change the water systems and we will […]

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Clarkston plans future facelift

Alex Fite-Wassilak of TSW Planning discusses Clarkston 2040 during a public meeting. The plan will amend Clarkston’s comprehensive plan to make the city more walkable and pedestrian friendly.

  The city of Clarkston began a 25-year facelift process on Feb. 29, starting a conversation that will last until early summer. City officials and residents came together at Clarkston Community Center to discuss Clarkston 2040, a long-term update to the city’s comprehensive plan. The meeting was the first of four, with the other three […]

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